Sat Mar.18 2023 08:30:00 GTM-08:30 (Central Standard Time)

Chicot Challenge 20 Mile Solo Trail Run

Ville Platte, Louisiana | 2 Person Relay No Medal , 2 Person Relay , 3 Person Relay No Medal , 3 Person Relay , 4 Person Relay No Medal , 4 Person Relay , 20 Mile Solo No Medal , 20 Mile Solo ,

Race Info

Start Address

  • 3469 Chicot Park Road Ville Platte La
    • Distance

      Start

      Entrants

      Cost

    • 2-person-relay
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $80.00
    • 2-person-relay-no-medal
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $50.00
    • 3-person-relay-no-medal
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $75.00
    • 3-person-relay
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $120.00
    • 4-person-relay-no-medal
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $100.00
    • 4-person-relay
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $160.00
    • 20-mile-solo-no-medal
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $25.00
    • 20-mile-solo
      8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
      $65.00
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    URultra.com will donate a portion of every registration service fee to Team RWB on behalf of this race to support our veterans.

    Chicot Challenge 20 Mile Trail Race & Relay

    Course Description

    Race Events Schedule

    Entrants

    Packet Pick-Up and Style Points

    Chico Challenge Race Waiver

    SatMar.18 2023 Chicot Challenge 20 Mile Solo Trail Run

    $25.00$160.00

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    Chicot Challenge 20 Mile Trail Race & Relay

    Run solo or get a team of up to 4 people to run the 20 mile loop around Chicot State Park. The run is self supported, but you get a t-shirt, medal, and great food and drinks when you finish, so stay and hang out with all of your running buddies in the prettiest park in Louisiana! This relay consists of teams of 2 – 4 covering 20 miles in the beautiful Chicot State Park.  Run through hard wood forests, piney woods, over bridges through the swamp… this trail is a taste of all that is Louisiana. We are adding prize money to the top over all team as well as the top overall male and female for the 20 miler.

    Chicot State Park Trails

    Course Description

    Course View

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    Race Events Schedule

    Start Address

    3469 Chicot Park Road Ville Platte La

    Distance/Duration

    Start Time

    # of Entrants

    Cost

    2-person-relay
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $80.00
    2-person-relay-no-medal
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $50.00
    3-person-relay-no-medal
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $75.00
    3-person-relay
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $120.00
    4-person-relay-no-medal
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $100.00
    4-person-relay
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $160.00
    20-mile-solo-no-medal
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $25.00
    20-mile-solo
    8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:30 am8:00 am8:00 am
    $65.00


    Directions

    Entrants

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    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    1
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    AmandaCaveDecaturAL41Female2-person-relay
    0
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    0
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    0
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    0
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    2
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    BradGautreauxZacharyLA45Male20-mile-solo-no-medal
    JimmyGuiberteauLafayetteOH48Male20-mile-solo-no-medal
    1
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDis/Dur
    MarcelleGautreauxZacharyLA43Female20-mile-solo

    General Rules

    Thinking about Chicot Challenge over the last few weekends and how much fun we have out there, we have been trying to find ways to let more folks take part in the fun.  So, we decided to add a 20 mile trail race and we are adding prize money to the top over all team as well as the top overall male and female for the 20 miler.

    The 20 mile relay is capped at 50 total participants.  The relay will begin at 8:30 am and the teams have 6 hours, or until 2 pm to finish. This is a 16:30 minute per mile pace.  Easy peasy.

    First place male and female in the 20 miler will each win $100 cash, with 2nd and third place male and female for the 20 miler each getting a free entry into the 2023 race.  Depending on how this race grows, we may be able to go deeper with prize money in the future.  The 20 miler will be capped at 100 entrants, so sign up soon! The 20 miler will begin at 8:00 am, and is open until the relay cutoff –

    IMPORTANT INFO!
    This will be a traditional Paix Running race, with each finisher getting a good quality medal (newly designed for 2022), and a race shirt.  We will also be cooking at the finishers pavilion, so there will be food and drink served all day long.

    BUT!  The course itself is SELF SUPPORTED!  We will be marking the trail as usual, so no worries about getting lost, but the only aid that will be on the course will be an unstaffed water stop at mile 8.  So, if you are running the 20 miler, you have to be prepared to carry enough fluid to make it the first 8 miles, then the last 12 miles.  And your nutrition is your responsibility.  Seriously, we run this loop all of the time carrying everything we need, and we somehow manage to survive.  You will too, as long as you plan accordingly.  Relay teams will be responsible for supporting their runners as they have in the years past.

    The start/finish pavilion will be stocked as a traditional aid station with plenty of snack type food for you to take advantage of.

    Relay Rules

    • Only one of your team members can be on the trail at a time.
    • You decide the distance each runner is covering, but the MAX team size is 4. As long as AS A TEAM you cover 20 miles, how you choose to do it is up to you.
    • You decide whether your team is doing the full 20 mile loop at a go, or if you will break it up into the segments and exchange and the points listed below.
    • You can choose to do a combination of the two, some runners doing the loop and others choosing to break up the loop. Seems more complicated, but if you can make it work, go for it.
    • Since the distances are shortened, NO PACERS, unless the runner is under 12 years old, then a pacer is allowed.

     

    EXCHANGE POINTS FOR TEAMS WHO CHOOSE TO BREAK UP THE LOOP
    1. 4 MILE TRAIL HEAD (North Landing)
    2. 8 MILE MARKER (East Landing)
    3. 16 MILE MARKER  (Your team will have to park on the road and hike a short way in on the emergency exit path to reach this one.)
    4. START/FINISH PAVILION
    The exchange points are going to be handled on the honor system.  The next runner in line for your team CAN NOT begin running until they make physical contact with their runner who is coming in from their leg.  Chest bump, sweaty hug, secret handshake – whatever.  Don’t cheat people.

    Time Cut Off

    The time cut off for this event is 6 hours.  Total.  That is an average of a 16:30 minute pace.  Keep this in mind when choosing your team members.  The Solo race will start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 2:00 pm. The Relay race will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 2:00 pm. We will have plenty of hot food at the Pavilion for runners, pacers and crew.

    Aid Stations

    The ONLY aid station on this event will be at the start/finish.  If you need aid at the exchange points, it will be provided by your crew.  There will be water available at an unmanned aid station at mile 8, but no food will be on the course. The start/finish will remain fully stocked with hot food options throughout the race, so runners and pacers can restock there between legs.  If you choose the full loop option, you are signing up to run a 20 mile trail run – prepare accordingly.  Carry your own water and nutrition needs.

    Course Markings

    The trail will be minimally marked with contractor flags and light signage.  It will be daytime when you run, so the orange blazes on the trail will be obvious.

    Dogs

    Dogs are allowed in the park but must be leashed and well controlled. Any reports of dogs off leash or causing problems, and the dog will have to be removed from the park. I understand you love your dogs, I think they are pretty cool too, but this event is not for them, it is for the runners and their people. If the dogs get in the way of the people, the dogs need to leave.

    Payment Policy

    No refund.
    No rollovers to next year.
    No transfers to another person.
    No mailing of shirts or packets before or after the event.  Even if you offer to pay shipping.

    Littering

    No.  Just don’t.  If you are signing up for a trail race, I am assuming along with the desire to do
    an ultra distance event also comes a love and respect for nature.  When you are out
    there on the trail, you are a visitor in nature.  Be a polite guest and pack out your trash to the
    next aid station.  There, they will be happy to dispose of it for you.  I am seeing more and more
    litter at races I participate in, and as RD, I have a ZERO tolerance policy.  I am hoping this event will lure more road runners onto the trails.  This is nature.  Don’t drop your Gu packets, etc. on the trail.  Be good and carry it with you to the next exchange.

    Registration

    You will have to register your entire team at the same time.  For those of you without a team, follow the Chicot Challenge page on Facebook and as the event nears, we will try to match you guys up. You are welcome to use the event FB to plead your case for potential team members.

    Park Address

    Pro tip: Do NOT enter “Chicot State Park” into your GPS for directions – it will bring you to a secluded part of the park with an old convention center – nowhere near the start. Instead, enter the park address into your GPS – 3469 Chicot Park Rd. Ville Platte, La. This will get you to the front gate. Or, you really could just follow the brown state park signs, they are pretty easy to follow.

    Cost

    Check the registration tab – it will take you to the URULTRA website for all of the details.

    Packet Pick-Up and Style Points

    Packet Pick-Up Race morning, 6:30-7:30am,  at start area. 3469 Chicot Park Rd. Ville Platte, La.

     

    Style Points- Yeah, you won’t get these, but it would be cool if each team came up with a theme, team name, costume or something.  It won’t get you anything but our laughs, but it would make the whole event even more fun.

    Chico Challenge Race Waiver

    I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Paix Running, Chicot Challenge Trail Run, the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Chicot State Park, and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers; (B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise. I acknowledge that Paix Running, Chicot Challenge Trail Run, the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Chicot State Park and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf. I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity. I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns. The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

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